PhotoGenie Photography: Blog https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog en-us (C)Jeannie Huff | PhotoGenie Photography info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT https://www.photogeniephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u590214492-o998216991-50.jpg PhotoGenie Photography: Blog https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog 90 120 JEN + JON: PROTEM, MO ENGAGEMENT https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2019/7/jen-jon-protem-mo-engagement I am always excited when I get a chance to photography beautiful people right here on the Huff Farm. Jennifer & Jon where such a blast to work. Jon's fun personality will keep anyone laughing. These two are getting married this coming October and I can hardly wait to capture their big day. 

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TAYLOR FAMILY: MALLERI TURNS ONE - MISSOURI FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2019/7/taylor-family-malleri-turns-one---missouri-family-photographer MALLERI TURNS ONE! 

I was photographing this sweet couples wedding photos back in 2016 and now here we are with their daughter turning one. They came all the way out to our family farm here in Protem, MO (50 min east of Branson) to let me photograph her cake smash session. Malleri was adorable and sweet and I loved every second with her. 

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WELCOME BABY FREYA : SPRINGFIELD IN-HOME FAMILY SESSION https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2019/7/welcomebabyfreya It has been a while since I have blogged. Life this past year with the welcoming of our second daughter has kept me rather busy. Now that I have two little children, I have to get a little more creative with how I manage my time. I must say, I am pretty impressed with myself. What used to take me a hour to do might only take me 4 min now. When you get that time, you have to move! My time management skills have improved incredibly.

When looking back through my blog post I quickly realized that the last time I blogged, it was for this same couples wedding story.  I am pretty excited to now be blogging about their sweet baby girl Freya. Freya is one month old and she is such a sweet, snuggly, adorable baby. I loved capturing all her adorable expressions.   

I am always thrilled when I get to photography family's in their homes. They are comfortable and relaxed and anything they might need (outfit, food, water) is right there. 

I adored meeting Freya. I kind of just wanted to snuggle her the whole time. 

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Ryan + Meghan | Haseltine Estate Romantic Springfield Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2018/6/ryan-meghan-haseltine-estate-romantic-springfield-wedding MeghanRyanHaseltineblog 34MeghanRyanHaseltineblog 34

Ryan & Megan were married on a beautiful May day at the lovely Haseltine Estates near Springfield, MO. The weather was gorgeous, the romance was in the air and they couldn’t have had a more perfect celebration with friends and family. It might be super cheesy to say but these two are the perfect pair.

Ryan & Meghan met through work friends and had their first date at Blacksheep. It was a bit of a surprise date as Meghan thought their friends were joining them. They hit it off right away chatting about travel, education, and experiences.

I say it often but it is so true I get to work with some of the most amazing people! I just adore Ryan & Meghan and getting to know them was absolutely my pleasure.  I am a little bit sad to be at the end or working with them and working on their images. They will always have a special place in my heart.

Thank you Ryan & Meghan for letting me be your photographer and trusting me with your memories!

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Vendors:

Venue: Haseltine Estates, Springfield MO

Photographer: PhotoGenie Photography

Hair: Emily w/ Pinup Salon

Makeup: The Hue - Ozark, MO

Flowers: Artistry in Bloom

Pastor: Gary Wheat

Cake: Annie's Baked Goods

Centerpieces: Angela Conklin

Linens: Elegant Linens & Rentals 

Catering: Flame

Band: The Kay Brothers

DJ: Spark Events

 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) branson wedding photographer haseltine estates outdoor reception outdoor wedding photogenie photography romantic springfield wedding springfield wedding photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2018/6/ryan-meghan-haseltine-estate-romantic-springfield-wedding Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:39:41 GMT
Marissa + Steven | Springfield Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2018/4/marissa-steven-springfield-wedding MS 23MS 23

Marissa & Steven spent about a year apart while waiting for their wedding day. It's no secret that they grew closer in that time. There were so many special moments through out their day and I feel so honored to be their photographer. Marissa & Steven will forever have a little piece of my heart. 

I asked the couple a few questions to get to know them a little better and here are their answers.  

1. How and where did you meat? Steven's family invited Marissa's family over for dinner after Marissa's family visited their church. 

2. Tell me about your first date. We went bowling at Fort Leonard Wood and then went to subway for lunch. Afterwards we went back to his house and played pool while he came up with as many icebreaker questions as he could to get to know her. 

3. How do you like to spend your time? Video chats, walking around the mall, going to the movies and hiking. 

4. What are some of your favorite things? The internet because it lets us talk even when he is stationed on the other side of the world. 

5. How did he propose? On the weekend before Valentine's Day when Marissa came to visit Steven at Ft. Still where he was training, he took her out to a nice restaurant and then to a park where he proposed in the moonlight by the river. 

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Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception: The Gallery at The Gillioz Theatre

Dress: The Faded Sunflower

Rings: Kay Jewelers

Coordinator: Teresa Fausto, Mother of the Bride

Officiate: Pastor Keith Gephart

Florist: The Flower Merchant

Catering: The Gallery

Cake: Jenna Cakes

Video: Christian Reed 

Hair/MUA: Jill Jacobson, Bridesmaid

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Kelli + Kane | Country Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/11/kelli-kane-country-wedding A few weeks ago I got to travel all the way to my home town of Lawson, MO to photograph an awesome couple whom I just adore, Kelli & Kane. When I met Kelli & Kane and they shared their story with me, I knew they were pretty special and their day was going to be every thing they had been dreaming it would be. 

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About the couple:

1 – How and where did you meet?

         Kane and I met at Longboards (a sandwich shop in liberty, Mo.) on November 7th, 2013. One of my best friends from high school, Cameron, had met Kane while working with him at arctic glacier. On that particular day Cameron had made plans to hang out with both Kane and I not realizing he had done so until I texted him asking if he was ready.  He had texted back, 'do you care if my friend Kane comes along?' And I had replied back with, 'Of course, the more the merrier!' So we had all met up at longboards, Kane, without even knowing me said I had to get the 'Cabo chicken' and to this day that is still my order.  Kane was actually going to meet another girl the day he met me, he drove all the way out to Shawnee to meet her and after 10 minutes he left, called Cameron, and got my number from him and it's been history ever since!

2 – Tell me about your first date.

        Our first date was on November 10th of 2013. Kane had planned to take me out for our first date by double dating with my best friends Taylor and Cameron. His plan was to go to an event at McFadden's so I could meet one of his best friends, Bella. We were then going to follow up with a movie which all of that happened but Taylor and Cameron totally ditched us for the first half of our date. (Later they told us they thought that would give us time to just be with each other.  They came to the movie with us, we saw the movie Thor: The Dark World (coincidentally, the threequel comes out the day before our actual wedding day!) we ended the night going over to Taylor's house where we shared our first kiss.

3 – How do you like to spend your time?

       Kane and I love it all!!  We are happy whether we're dressed to the nines, drinking wine in the city, bumming' it out in the country, hiking', fishing', hunting', and drinking' beer or just relaxing at home watching as many movies as we can possibly fit into one day. We both love hanging out with family, having game nights, and spending quality time just talking and learning more and more about life. We love coffee dates and brunch. This was one of the number one reasons I knew Kane was the one. He's just as much city, as he is country, as he is mountains, as he is beaches. He can transform into whoever I need him to be at any point in time. We just love it all! Our bucket list is never ending. Now if only we had more free time, time in general, and money, we'd be set!

4 – What are some of your favorite things?

      I must have jumped the gun in the last question so to summarize: each other over all, family, and adventure. We don't really enjoy things, as much as we more so enjoy the moments!

5 – What are some of your favorite movies/shows?

     Our favorite movies together (because separately that's a whole other story): that awkward moment, friends with benefits, how to lose a guy in 10 days, Zootopia, Finding Dory, home and pretty much every kid movie ever made, we love to go to bed to!

Tv shows: scandal (love it when we watch it but fall off the bandwagon often) and how to get away with murder.

6 – How did he (or she) propose?

       Kane completely took my breath away when he proposed. He was scheming for 7 months!! While we were on vacation he popped the question at Sullivan's island in South Carolina! My dad had gave him a family friends information to get in contact with, she lives in Savannah, Georgia, which is about 2 hours from Sullivan's. He had been in contact with her through emailing so I'd never even be suspicious. We got to this bridge that headed straight to the beach. Kane said he had to go to the bathroom ( I guess Nikki wasn't quite ready yet due to a rain delay) so meanwhile he's killing time, we're getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, so he's trying to stall and get pictures all down this bridge and I'm completely clueless-- (luckily we had a couple of drinks beforehand)  -- so we finally make it to the beach and I see this romantic set up and I'm still clueless. I said, 'Aw, someone must have gotten married here today' so Kane insists that we go check it out. We head over and I read the writing in the sand "Kelli, will you marry me?" And I turn around to him and he's down on one knee, I was in complete shock by how he had pulled this off. Then this mysterious photographer takes off her hoodie, and it was Nikki. I was so amazed by how smoothly, and how thought out he had made our proposal. It was a magical surprise!

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Vendor Love

Photographer: Jeannie Huff of Photogenie Photography

Video: Alison Hedgepath AWH Video

Venue: Mellons Hall

Catering: Akey Catering

Cake: Audrey Huff

Hair/Makeup: Ashley Dihn

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Jamie + Trent | Intimate Timberline Barn Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/10/jamie-trent-intimate-timberline-barn-wedding Jamie + Trent | Intimate Timberline Barn wedding

If you know Jamie & Trent, you know that they are perfect for each other. I say this often but I seriously get to work with some of the most amazing people.  When I first met Jamie and Trent at a bridal show last year, I knew they were the kind of people that would end up taking a tiny piece of my heart. They are warm, genuine, down to earth and so smart and creative.

It was super hard to hold back the tears when they were reading the vows to each other. The whole atmosphere felt so romantic and love filled the air.

Their passion for each other and life is contagious and it makes you want to spend more time with them.

It’s super important to me that I truly tell the story of the day in the photos I create and my wish is that when Jamie, Trent and their families look back on these photos they will remember how the air smelled, all the nerves they were feeling, all the emotions and the little details of the day.

My hope is that with these photos, they can tell their wedding story to their children and their children’s children.

I once heard a saying that we don’t take photos for ourselves, we take them for our future selves and future generations to help us remember and share the memory.

Jamie & Trent, It was truly my pleasure capturing your wedding and I can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of it. 

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Welcome Sadie Mae https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/5/welcome-sadie-mae sadies first bath blog 1sadies first bath blog 1

On April 24th, 2017 we welcomed Sadie Mae into the world.

We started trying for this sweet little girl almost 3 years ago shortly after we were married in June of 2014. There are still many people that don’t know that we lost our first pregnancy back in January. We had been hoping and dreaming of getting pregnant again and on August 7th, the day we were due with our first baby, I knew in my heart that it was time to test. I had been praying not only to get pregnant again but also for the strength I needed to accept it if I wasn’t able to carry a baby to full term.  I was filled with so much excitement and joy when I watch that test turn to positive. I ran to the front yard where Steven was mowing to share the good news. He knew instantly when he saw my face.

It was a hard day with the loss of our first but it was also a great day with the blessing of the beginning of our adventures with Sadie.

The night before Sadie joined us on the outside world, we were scheduled to go to the hospital to be induced. Just before we were due to arrive; I got a call asking us to kill sometime because they weren’t quite ready for us. As we were killing time, my body actually started the process on its own.  

When we got to the hospital we still needed to wait so my husband and I played a little UNO to pass the time. 

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It was the most amazing thing when I saw little Miss Sadie for the first time with her full head of hair. I’ll never forget that first view of her. “She is so beautiful” I kept saying. A few moments later the nurses took her aside because she had inhaled meconium and her oxygen wasn’t at the level that it should be. This might have been one of the hardest moments of my life. All I wanted was for my baby to be in my arms. I started thinking “what if she doesn’t make it”. The next week would prove to be one of the hardest times for Steven and I as we spent it in the NICU.  

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My heart ached and I know longer had the strength to take photos (with my pro camera anyways). It was the last thing on my mind really. There was so many tubes and wires hooked up to our little girl for us to count. It was so painful to see her like this but she is one tough little girl. 

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WELCOME BABY ASHTON | OZARK FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/welcome-baby-ashton-ozark-family-photographer Baby Ashton joined his sweet family just over two weeks ago. His mommy, daddy and big sister all adore him and completely surround him with love. He is beyond adorable and already strong enough to move his little head around.  He was a little star for his photos!  

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WAITING FOR BABY HUFF | A DAY-IN-OUR-LIFE https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/waiting-for-baby-huff-a-day-in-our-life Take one honest photo every waking hour. Recently I was inspired by a fellow documentary photographer, Sannetta Marsh to do an hour-by-hour project.  I have already been photographing a self-portrait every week to document our pregnancy and thought this might be a fun way to document what a day for us looks like. I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t have enough interesting content to capture as my days have become slower as we quickly approach the end of this pregnancy.

I was excited for the challenge and hoped that at the very least it would get me better prepared for capturing our little girl when she is born. I have always been a big believe in picking up your camera every single day to keep your skills sharp.  

This challenge forced me to focus on the little things and reminded me how important they really are. It caused me to think deeper about my life and how these moments move by so quickly. As you have probably have heard, the days are long but the years fly by quickly.  My husband Steven even got involved and took some photos as well. Even though we were out in the field working, bringing the camera along made me realize how much fun we have no matter what we are up to. I can't wait to share that with our little girl. 

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So here we are, just a normal day in March. I could focus on all the projects that still need to happen with our home like the 70’s flooring ect. but then I would be missing what’s really important.  I wasn’t just capturing how our lives look in this moment, I was also capturing how it feels.

I would love for you to let me capture what a DAY-IN-THE-LIFE looks and feels like for you. Contact me today to start planning your session! 

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Brittanie+Adam | Branson, Missouri Engagement | PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/brittanie-adam-branson-engagement-session-photogenie-photography Brittanie + Adam 

We got to enjoy some lovely 80 degree weather in Branson, MO just before the storms hit. These two were rocking their session right away and you could just feel the love between them. These two are tying the knot this Spring at the gorgeous Sycamore Creek Family Ranch in Branson, MO. I can hardly wait to capture their love story. 
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Brianna+Preston Boho Engagement | PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/brianna-preston-vintage-engagement To celebrate Bri & Preston’s engagement, they had a lovely coffee date in a field. Preston brought along his 1960 VW Van he got when he was 16. It was the perfect center piece of their coffee picnic. They snuggled in the blanked they had their very first date on, caught lots of fish in the pond and enjoyed an evening stroll.  
 

It was such an honor to get to be their photographer and I can hardly wait for their wedding in April!
 

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RACHEL--2016 SENIOR || Lifestlye Photographer || PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/rachel--2016-senior Rachel loves life, coffee, books, her bible and journaling and we had to make sure to capture all of that. Rachel is sweet, kind, loving and just a pleasure to be around. We had a lovely time creating photos together to capture this time in her life.
 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson Senior photographer COFO Hollister Senior Photographer Ozark Lifestlye Senior Photographer Ozark Senior Photographer Ozark family photographer PhotoGenie Photography School of the Ozarks Senior Lifestyle Photographer Sycamore Creek Family Ranch https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/rachel--2016-senior Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:27:49 GMT
Tina & Brett | Sycamore Creek Family Ranch Wedding - Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/tina-brett-sycamore-creek-family-ranch-wedding---branson-wedding-photographer When I first met Tina & Brett I knew instantly that they were not only an incredible couple but incredible people in general. I felt as if I had known them for many years. They are fans of the Kansas city Royals, Chiefs and the Razorbacks. They also have a pretty adorable boxer named Moose that Brett got for Tina when she had to put down her beloved boxer, Ford.

Brett & Tina have known each other for 13 years and about 3 years ago it all came together and they started dating. They are a simple, fun loving couple who enjoy going for rides in Brett’s truck and spending time together.

Tina & Brett’s wedding was full of beauty and special momentums all throughout including Tina’s Grandmother’s wedding dress, the bible her grandmother walked down the aisle with and the door to her father’s childhood home that was used as part of the photo booth background.

Tina & Brett, it was so fun getting to know you, meeting your families and capturing you’re wondering wedding day. I can’t thank you enough for letting me be your photographer and tell your story through images. I hope you love the images as much as I did creating them! 

Vendor Love: 

Venue: Sycamore Creek Family Ranch

Dress: Touch of Class in Branson MO 

Rings: Kay Jewlers

Officiate: Eric Peterson, friends of Mike & Lisa (Owners of Sycamore Creek Family Ranch) 

Florist: Branson Party Rentals & Rosewood Floral Designs

Cake: Pastries by Carla

Hair & Makeup: Amy Fausett

Associate Photographer: Shana Ortega 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson Wedding Photographer Branson photographer Branson" Elopements in Branson Eloping Ozark Wedding Photography PhotoGenie Photography Springfield wedding photographer Sycamore Creek Family Ranch in lifestyle photography wedding photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/3/tina-brett-sycamore-creek-family-ranch-wedding---branson-wedding-photographer Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:13:49 GMT
Winter Wonderland Styled Wedding | Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/2/winter-wonderland-styled-wedding-branson-wedding-photographer Recently I had the pleasure of working with some pretty incredible people to put together this Romantic Winter Wonderland Styled wedding at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch. Winter can be a lovely time of year to get married and what better location than the barn at SCFR?! If your looking for a romantic barn theme in Branson, MO, this is the place for you. 

Sarah Rein from Branson Party Rentals & Rosewood Floral put together a gorgeous scene inside the barn to show you just how pretty a winter wedding can be or even if it rains on your big day. She is defiantly someone you will want to have on your team. 

A big thank you to our gorgeous couple, Mackenzi & Mickey for being our models and helping us pull it all together! 

Venue: Sycamore Creek Family Ranch -  www.sycamorecreekfamilyranch.com - Facebook: www.facebook.com/sycamorecreekfamilyranch 

Decor & Design: Sarah Rein with Branson Party Rentals & Rosewood Floral 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson Branson Barn Wedding Branson Rustic Wedding Branson outdoor wedding Branson wedding photographer PhotoGenie Photography Springfield wedding photographer Sycamore Creek Family Ranch Wedding" Winter https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2017/2/winter-wonderland-styled-wedding-branson-wedding-photographer Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:06:49 GMT
Chris + Claire | Arkansas Fall Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/11/claire-chris-arkansas-wedding---photogenie-photography Claire & Chris were married on a gorgeous fall day in Arkansas just a few weeks ago. Their day was filled with love and laughter as their closest friends and family helped them celebrate their wedding day. There were so many great moments and observing these two as I captured their day filled my heart with joy. The are an absolute perfect match. 

Claire & Chris, Thank you so much for letting me into your world and letting me photography your very special day. I hope you love the images as much as I did capturing them. 

Just a few of my favorites. :) 

 

Vendors that helped make Claire & Chris's day special.

Ceremony: Cross Church

Reception: Double Tree Suites

Dress: White Dress Boutique

Rings: Kay Jeelerws & Rogers Jewelers

Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Kersey with JLK Weddings 

Florist: Pigmint

Cake: Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe

DJ: Dancenhance Entertainment

Hair/MUA: Reflections Salon and Spa 

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Alycia + Robbie Married - Outdoor wedding, The Elms https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/10/alycia-robbie-married---outdoor-wedding-the-elms Robbie + Alycia

We could not have asked for better weather for Alycia & Robbies elegant fall wedding at The Elms Resort & Spa in Excelsior Springs. Their friends & family joined them for an outdoor ceremony under the gazebo followed by dining in the ballroom. There wedding was full of fun, laughter and being with close family and friends.

These two live just down the road from the Elms and get to be reminded of their special day often.

Vendors

Ceremony - The Elms Resort & Spa

Bridal Shop - David's Bridal

Florist - Jean's flower shop 

Cake - Ticey Accosta

DJ - KC Mobile DJ & Photography

Catering - The Elms Resort & Spa

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson family photographer Ozark family photographer PhotoGenie Photography Springfield wedding photographer The Elms https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/10/alycia-robbie-married---outdoor-wedding-the-elms Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:23:50 GMT
Jamie & Trent Engaged - Springfield Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/10/jamie-trent-engaged---springfield-wedding-photographer Earlier this week I got to hang out with an amazing couple. Jamie & Trent have been dating about a year and will be getting married next October. During their session we joked, laughed and I embarrassed myself a bit more than normal. These two are a bit shy but you would never guess that with the amount of life and happiness that radiates from them even in front of a camera.

Jamie & Trent, thank you so much for letting me be your photographer. I can’t wait to capture your wedding! 

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Liz + Alex | Integrity Hills Romantic Wedding - Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/9/liz-alex-integrity-hills-romantic-wedding---branson-wedding-photographer Liz & Alex traveled from Kansas City to celebrate with their friends & family as they married at Integrity Hills in Branson, MO. It was the perfect setting for this beautiful couple. I loved following them through their day, witnessing some really beautiful love and capturing their moments. I know I say this often, but I seriously get to work with some of the coolest people. 

They started their day with getting ready at The Cliffs nearby with their friends and family. 

Vendor Love

Ceremony: Integrity Hills

Dress: Emily Hart Bridal 

Rings: Shane Co. 

Officiate: Father Storey

Wedding Coordinator: Julie Paschke | Big Cedar 

Cake: Big Cedar 

DJ: Spark Events 

Hair/MUA: W3 Salon  

Assistant Photographer: Lorrie Miller 

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Kaelei & Brandon | Timber Line Barn Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/7/kaelei-brandon-timber-line-barn-wedding  I met Kaelei & Brandon at a bridal show and then we got together to create their engagement photos. I knew right away that they had an amazing kind of love. Kaelei is such a sweet, loving soul with one of the biggest hearts I've ever met. Brandon is goofy, kind and the perfect fit for Kaelei. I knew their wedding would pull at my heart strings and it certainly did in a big way. There were lots of laughter, tears of joy, emotion and some pretty awesome and funny moments all mixed in.  Here are some of my favorite moments from their day.

 

 Vendor Love 

 

Venue: Timber Line Barn 

Cake: Hyvee

Florist: DIY 

Hair: Hairby Kacie 

Makeup: Nicole Bryan, Owner of Timber Line Barn 

Band: DJ Ron 

Assistant Photographer: Paulette Hughes

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We started with the girls getting ready in the salon right there at Timber Line Barn. 

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I couldn't help but burst into laughter with the girls when Kaelei brought out her 'boobs in a box'. We were all laughing like school girls as the joked and pocked at the jelly inserts. 

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Tina & Brett Engaged | Branson Engagement Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/7/tina-brett-engaged-branson-engagement-photographer It's been a while since I have had the chance to blog and I'm so excited to get back to it and share these gorgeous images from Tina & Brett's engagement session at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch in Branson, MO. Tina & Brett are a pretty awesome pair and I could quickly tell that these two have a pretty special kind of bond. They have been dating for almost 3 years but have known each other for about 13 years.

They love being together & laughing, hanging out with their dog Moose (he'll be in photos later when the weather is a bit cooler), going for rides in Brett's truck, cheering on the Razorbacks, Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals!  

I really enjoyed exploring and creating awesome images for this awesome couple. I can hardly wait for their wedding in October! 
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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson Engagement Photographer Branson family photographer PhotoGenie Photography Springfield Engagement Photographer Springfield wedding photographer Sycamore Creek Sycamore Creek Family Ranch https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/7/tina-brett-engaged-branson-engagement-photographer Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:27:30 GMT
Crystal+Scott | Springfield MO Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/5/crystal-scott-springfield-mo-wedding Crystal & Scott said "I do" this past Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding that went off without a hitch. They are a laid back couple and totally meant for each other. I had such a blast capturing their memories for them. Here are some of my favorites from their day. 

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Vendor Love | Thank you to all those wonderful vendors who helped Crystal & Scott's day so special. 

Ceremony: Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield MO 

Reception: The Old Glass Place, Springfield MO 

Dress: Normans's Bridal 

Rings: Helzberg

Officiate: Pastor Marlor

Wedding Coordinator: Laura French (Scott's sister)

Florist: Charity Bennett - He Loves Me Flowers 

Cake: Star Cakes 

Associate photographer: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert

Entertainment: B Sharp DJ

Hair: Limelight Salon

Makeup: Sidney (Bridesmaid)  

 

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Welcome baby Jackson | DITL family session - Branson MO Family photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/5/welcome-baby-jackson-ditl-family-session---branson-mo-family-photographer Welcome baby Jackson! Jackson is sweet, adorable and just under 2 weeks old. He had his first at-home bath while I was visiting. I was surprised that Jackson never let out a cry. He had the most adorable expressions and was even sneaking in a few smiles. His mommy and daddy adore him. 

Thank you Melissa & Zachary for letting me capture your precious memories! 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) DITL in-home session Documentary photography Lifestyle photography PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/5/welcome-baby-jackson-ditl-family-session---branson-mo-family-photographer Wed, 11 May 2016 19:20:36 GMT
Brianna+Preston Bohemian Inspired Outdoor Wedding | Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/5/brianna-preston-bohemian-inspired-outdoor-wedding-branson-wedding-photographer 0101 Brianna & Preston started their love story over ice cream on their first date at Wildcat park where Preston later proposed to Bri. Bri & Preston are romantic sentimental people who love quality time with those whom they love. Their bohemian inspired wedding took place at their family friends (Gran) gorgeous property in Galena KS. 

Even though they had been calling for rain all week, the day turned out to be sunny and perfect for their outdoor ceremony. In place of a Unity Candle lighting, Bri & Preston took soil from each of their childhood homes to put in one pot and planted flowers. They plan to take the soil with them where ever life takes them. 

The girls started getting ready at the Amile Event Center while the guys did a little fishing.

Here are some of my favorite images from Bri & Preston's day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did photographing them. 

Vendor Love

Ceremony Location: Family friend property in Galena, KS

Reception Location: Amelie Event Center - Joplin MO

Officiate: Pastor Wes Davis

Floral arrangements:  Country Roads Floral (inside The Fancy Farmer) in Baxter Springs, KS

Cake: The Frosted Cakery 

Decore: The Fancy Farmer 

Music: DJ Josh Shackles 

Hair & Makeup: Shonda Elick & Angie

Assistant Photographer: Paulette Hughes 

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Laura + Paul | Elegant Branson Engagement - Branson Engagement Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/4/laura-paul-elegant-branson-engagement---branson-engagement-photographer Laura & Paul traveled from their home in Chicago, IL to do a little last minute wedding planning and explore a little of Branson with me for their engagement session. We met at an adorable little coffee shop in Hollister by the name Vintage Paris and then traveled to Sycamore Creek Family Ranch. It kept trying to rain on us that day but it didn't damper the mood for Laura & Paul at all. They met while working at the Observatory at Northwestern University and have been together for 4 years. After a little time with them, you will quickly learn that they adore each other. 

Laura and Paul where so natural in front of the camera, I hardly had to give them any direction. It was truly a pleasure to be their photographer and I can't wait for their wedding in May! 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson photographer PhotoGenie Photography Springfield Photographer Springfield wedding photographer documentary photography lifestyle photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/4/laura-paul-elegant-branson-engagement---branson-engagement-photographer Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:33:47 GMT
Keisha+Deven | Outdoor Lake View Wedding - Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/4/keisha-deven-outdoor-lake-view-wedding---branson-wedding-photographer Keisha & Deven drove the 8 hour from Iowa to be married in Branson, MO. Their outdoor ceremony by the lake was intimate with just their family & beautiful children. The view was breathtaking. The reception was spent with the family gathered around a camp fire roasting hot dogs and marsh mellows.     Their family is very close and this was the perfect celebration for them. It was such an honor to get to be their photographer. 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Big Cedar Branson Wedding Branson barn wedding Branson outdoor wedding Elegant garden wedding PhotoGenie Photography Springfield wedding photographer Sycamore Creek Family Ranch Sycamore Creek Wedding campfire wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/4/keisha-deven-outdoor-lake-view-wedding---branson-wedding-photographer Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:42:59 GMT
The Tilley Family | Ozark MO Family Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/3/the-tilley-family-ozark-mo-family-photographer One of the things I really love about my job is getting to see and work with families again and again. I have had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family for a couple of years now. They are spunky, fun and full of life. They live the country life taking care of cattle, playing in the woods and much time in the pool during the summer. 

Elise (mom) recently opened her new hair shop, "Color Me Sassy" by Elise Tilley right on their farm so she could be close to home and her family. 

I love how much the kiddos personalities came through in these images. I hope you enjoy them too. 
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Shelby+Louis - Engaged | Southern MO Engagement https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/3/shelby-louis---engaged-southern-mo-engagement Shelby & Louis have been dating now for over a year and just recently got engaged. My husband & I have been friends with them for much of that time and we feel so blessed to get to watch them grow as a couple. They are the kind of people who would do anything for the people they love and usually without even being asked. If you live near them, it's likely that they have brought you some of their farm fresh eggs. 

These two are everything you would think a country living couple would be. On a nice day, you might find them out fishing together, hunting mushrooms in the woods, cutting wood together and sometimes chasing one of Shelby's farm pets that have gotten out. 

When Shelby came to me with the idea of hanging Louis from a tractor, I knew their session was going to be a blast. 

Here are some of my favorite images from out time together making photos.

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Kimberly + Knial | Married - Springfield MO Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/3/kimberly-knial-married---springfield-mo-wedding After spending months apart, Kimberly & Knial came to together for a short time to get married and go on their honeymoon. Knial is an officer in the army and this means they have a few more months of being apart before getting to be together again.
 

Kimberly & Knial have known each other since they were little and as they came into adulthood, their friendship blossomed into love and now marriage.
 

This is their love story.
 

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A big thank you to all the wedding vendors that helped make Kimberly & Knial's day come together!
 

Ceremony: Redeemer Lutheran Church
 

Reception: The Diamond Room http://diamondroom.org/
 

Assistant Photographer: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert
 

Catering: Simply Delicious http://simplydeliciousllc.com/
 

Music: B-Sharp http://www.bsharpdj.com/
 

Flowers: Artistry in Bloom http://www.artistryinbloom.net/
 

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Chrissie + Nick | NYE Wedding | PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/2/chrissie-nick-nye-wedding-photogenie-photography What better day to come together, marry and celebrate then NYE? Chrissie & Nick married at the beautiful Chapel at Dogwood Canyon on NYE. Their friends and family came in from all over to help them celebrate. After the wedding they had a sweet and laid back reception at the Lazy Bear Lodge.
 

A little time with Nick & Chrissie and you can tell that they have an amazing love for each other. I loved capturing their wedding story! Here are some of my favorites from their day.
 

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Wedding Venue: Dogwood Canyon http://www.dogwoodcanyon.org/
 

Reception: Lazy Bear Lodge http://chaletsontablerocklake.com/lazy-bear-lodge/
 


 

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"A Day In The Life" session | Hardin Family https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2016/1/-a-day-in-the-life-of-session-hardin-family Leah & Dave recently welcomed their new baby boy, Huck into their sweet little family. Just before Huck was to come into their world, Dave had a dirt bike accident and broke his leg. Life is a little different then the Hardin family is used to but they are making it work. I am so honored to be able to capture this time in their lives. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
 

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Leah is such a graceful Mommy, she makes it look so easy.
 

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I had a great time hanging out with Dave, Leah, Fin and Huck!
 

Leah, Thank you so much for letting me into your world. It's quit beautiful and I feel so blessed to be apart of it for a few hours.
 

To inquire about a "Day in the life of" session, contact Jeannie at info@photogeniephotography.com or 816.649.8945
 

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The Scott Family | South East MO Family Lifestyle Photographer - PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/12/the-scott-family-south-east-mo-family-lifestyle-photographer---photogenie-photography 0303

The Scott’s are a busy family. Mike, Sarah, Mirah & Jace left their home in Manhattan, KS about a year ago for a new life running a resort called Lakewoods Resort Bull Shoals Lake in Protem, MO. 
 

When I got to their home, Mirah gave me a tour on their mule and introduced me to one of their adorable cats. Mirah is a beautiful and loving soul and I am grateful for a little time with her.
 

We began their session and even though there was a bit of tension from all preparing for the day and Jace’s ball of energy, they quickly relaxed and their love for each other shined through. They are an amazing, strong, loving family filled with laughter and joy. It is families like theirs that fill my heart and remind me what is truly important in life. It’s not things, a big house, a nice car… It’s family, friends and the moments with them.

Mike & Sarah are wonderful loving parents. Sarah gave up a job in the medical field and Mike was a KHP Trooper in Kansas. They are honest straight forward people. What you see is what you get. Jace is a sweet boy who is full of energy. He loves ninjas, super heroes and being outdoors. Mirah is always smiling and has a big heart. She loves horses and building tree houses. She even told me about a secret tree house she was working on…shhh.   

This marks a special time for The Scott Family with one year under their belt in their new life. It is a life where they can spend more time together making memories that really matter.
 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Family Harrison, AR family photographer Jeannie Huff Lifestlye Photography Ozark family photographer PhotoGenie Photography Photographer" Springfield https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/12/the-scott-family-south-east-mo-family-lifestyle-photographer---photogenie-photography Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:00:36 GMT
Brianna+Preston Boho Engagement | PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/11/brianna-preston-vintage-engagement To celebrate Bri & Preston’s engagement, they had a lovely coffee date in a field. Preston brought along his 1960 VW Van he got when he was 16. It was the perfect center piece of their coffee picnic. They snuggled in the blanked they had their very first date on, caught lots of fish in the pond and enjoyed an evening stroll.  
 

It was such an honor to get to be their photographer and I can hardly wait for their wedding in April!
 

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Rebecca & Keith | Ozark Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/9/rebecca-keith-ozark-wedding When I met Rebecca and Keith I could tell the adored each other right away. Often times when you stand people in front of each other and tell them to look at each other there is a bit of silliness that goes on. For these two, they love it and had such a great connection right away.
 

I was pretty excited to find out that Rebecca's father would not only be walking her down the isle but he would also be performing the service. It all turned out so perfectly. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites as much as I did capturing them.
 

Get to know the couple.
 

How did you two meet?
 

Keith and I met while working at Commerce Bank and he was hired on and I was the lucky one to train him and it all kind of started from there.
 

 

Tell us about the proposal.
 

Keith surprised me by proposing to me at the botanical gardens while taking a few photos our friend was taking for us. He got down on one knee and asked the question and our friend got the whole thing on video.
 

 

Any advice for future couples?
 

Advice for future brides is just try to relax and let other people take duties off your hands so you can enjoy the big day. I had an awesome maid of honor, family and friends, and an amazing fiancé that helped make it stress free as possible. Also on the big day really try and soak in the ceremony, smile, look at the groom, savor the moment with him. Just have fun and don't sweat the minor details because things will happen or not go as planned, that's life. Remember it's about you and him and no one else!
 


 

  Ceremony location: First Free Will Baptist Church
 

Officiate: Gary Mitchener
 

Florist: Artistry in bloom
 

Cake: Star Cakes
 


 

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Leslie + Ben Sunset WEDDING ~ SW Missouri Lifestyle Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/9/leslie-ben-sunset-wedding-sw-missouri-lifestyle-wedding-photographer
 

Leslie & Ben’s wedding was a bit magical with their dreamy sunset wedding. The girls carried lanterns that glistened off their gold sparkly dresses. The flower girls were about the cutest they could possibly be.
 

I had the pleasure of meeting Leslie & Ben a few months back when we went on a little adventure in Ozark for their engagement session. We ended up with a perfect fog that evening that went right along with their evening wedding theme.
 

0101 Leslie is a DIY kind of girl and she did most of the wedding decorations and planning herself and she did it all with finesse and a calmness.
 

Ben & Leslie match each other so perfectly and they were an absolute dream to work with. I hope you love the images as much as I loved capturing them.
 


 

View their complete gallery here  http://www.photogeniephotography.com/lesliebenomberle
 

A huge thank you to all the wonderful people who helped out and the amazing create team.
 

My awesome second shooter: Ann Wagar from KC
 

Ceremony Location: Sterling Lake
 

Reception: Studio 96, Sterling KS http://www.studio96.org/
 

The Officiate: Joel Brizzle
 

DJ: Big Daug DJ
 

Video: Seth Binford https://www.facebook.com/seth.binford
 

Hair: Wild Hair-Christy 
 

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Matt & Shannon | Big Cedar Lodge Wedding https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/8/matt-shannon-big-cedar-lodge-wedding Matt & Shannon and their families love visiting Branson so it was the perfect location for their wedding. Their ceremony took place at 10am at the Grandview Lawn at Big Cedar Lodge with a super fun twist. Rather then walking down an isle, Matt & Shannon guest sat in a circle so that they could walk by each one of them on their way to say 'I DO'. This was my first time seeing a ceremony like this and it was such a great idea. All of the guest could see Matt & Shannon far better than if they had sat in the traditional isle.
 

After the ceremony, guest enjoyed a delicious brunch followed by cake cutting, dancing and a pool party that evening.
 

Matt & Shannon and their families were a dream to work with and I feel so blessed to have spent their special day with them!
 

A huge special thanks to all the help from Sarah Rein with Branson Party Rentals, Big Cedar Lodge and their entertainment - Riley Haupt for helping to make Matt & Shannon's day go off with out a hitch. I'll add their links to the bottom of this post. :)
 

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Big Cedar Lodge http://www.bigcedar.com/
 

Sarah Rein with Branson Party Rentals http://www.bransonpartyrentals.com/
 

Riley Haupt - seriously talented singer, percussionist, guitarist and more! www.rileyhaupt.com
 

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The Parisse Family | Ozark Lifestyle Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/8/the-parisse-family-ozark-lifestyle-photographer The Parisse Family
 

Last week I had the pleasure of hanging out with this sweet family; Josh, Christina, Tessa & Giovanni. You would never know that is was humid and hot that day because this family rocked it! Tessa had a few pose of her own and found the only mound of dirt around to play in. She is a toddler who loves to explore. Here little brother is just to cute for words! I'm sure it won't be long before he is playing in the dirt right along side his sister.
 

Christina is a pretty talented photographer herself. You can snoop on her work here http://parisseportraits.zenfolio.com/
 

I had so much fun with The Parisse Family. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did capturing them!
 

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'Day in the Life of' with The Marsh Family | Ozark Storytelling Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/8/the-marsh-family-ozark-storytelling-photographer A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE MARSH FAMILY
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE MARSH FAMILY           

This day was a pretty special one because James turned two years old! James is not only adorable; he is sweet, smart and loves life.
 

For the Marsh Family, spending time together is the most important thing in life and they celebrated the day by doing just that. They played in the pool, read books, opened presents, cooked dinner together and baked a bunny cake. Sannetta’s mother also baked her a bunny cake for her first & second birthday.  
 

If there is such a thing as being spoiled with love, this little guy has I all.

At the end of the day they snuggled, sang, read and prayed together.  Sannetta had a special letter tucked away for Greg to thank him for everything and making her a mother.

The Marsh Family has defiantly left me feeling blessed to have experienced a day in the life with them.  I am truly grateful for them and sharing their precious life and moments with me.  I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
 

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I would love to capture your beautiful life. Contact me today to find out more Jeannie Huff | 816-649-8945 | info@photogeniephotography.com
 

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Julia & Brian | 5 year anniversary | Ozark lifestyle photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/7/julia-brian-5-year-anniversary-ozark-lifestyle-photographer Julia & Brian met on a blind date that was set up by their friends more then 5 years ago. They spent Sunday evening celebrating 5 years of marriage by hanging with their kitties, sipping on lemonade in the back yard and snuggling up in their pajamas. Their warm inviting home matches their sweet souls and anyone would be blessed to call them friends.
 

Julia & Brian thank you so much for inviting me to document this special time in your lives! I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed creating them!
 

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Rochelle & Quinten | 425 Downtown Wedding | Ozark Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/7/rochelle-quinten-425-downtown-wedding-ozark-wedding-photographer Rochelle & Quintin's wedding day was an absolute blast! Their family came together to celebrate with them at 425 Downtown in Springfield, MO. Rochelle followed the trend her mother set years ago at her own wedding, and walked down the isle before her wedding party. She didn't want to miss her wedding unfolding before she walked out. I'm so glad she choose to do things her own way because it was so much more personal and she got to see what most brides don't...their flower girl and ring bearer coming down the isle being adorable!
 

Rochelle & Quintin's favorite Disney song is 'Beauty & the Beast' so during the reception their family surprised them by singing their own version of "Be Our Guest". They changed the words to suit Rochelle & Quintin and their reception. With lines like "Be their guest! Be their guest! Hot fudge Sunday it is best" and "Tie your napkin round your neck, dear folk and they will pay the check".  
 

Their entire day was filled with special touches including the best man singing and playing the guitar as part of his speech and a special German tradition of drinking out of the same cup. 
 

Rochelle, Quintin & their families were an absolute dream to work with and I hope you love their images as much as I loved capturing them!
 

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Wedding venue www.425downtown.com
 

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Leslie+Ben Engaged | Ozark Engagement Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/7/leslie-ben-engaged-ozark-engagement-photographer Leslie & Ben drove 5 hours all the way from Stirling, KS for this gorgeous spring water location and It was totally worth it. With rain most of the morning, we ended up with the perfect weather and just the right amount of fog.
We had so much fun and I can hardly wait for their wedding in September!
 

Just a few of my favorites for now.
You can see the full gallery here when they are ready in a few days :) http://www.photogeniephotography.com/lesliebenengagement
 

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Sycamore Creek Family Ranch - Branson Wedding Photographer https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/6/sycamore-creek-family-ranch---branson-wedding-photographer Mike & Lisa are opening up their gorgeous farm, their family, and their hearts to help bring families together and strengthen the bond between them. Located in Branson MO, there is so much beauty on one piece of property. One of the first things you will notice is their amazing Sycamore Tree that is perfect for a wedding ceremony. The property has a lake view that you will certainly want to be at when the sun is setting.
 

Mike & Lisa have so many plans and will be building a barn perfect for family gatherings, wedding receptions and more in the near future.  

If you are looking for a location that has a rustic feel paired with a bit of glamorous, you should certainly check out Sycamore Creek Family Ranch!
 

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Pictured above is the sweet owners of Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, Mike & Lisa. You can view their info and website here http://www.sycamorecreekfamilyranch.com/ 
 

A special thank you to our models Alex & Duncan, an amazing couple that has been married just over a year, for helping us bring this all together.
 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Branson Wedding Venue Branson family reunion Branson wedding photographer Springfield Wedding photographer Sycamore Creek Family Ranch https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/6/sycamore-creek-family-ranch---branson-wedding-photographer Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:52:58 GMT
Melissa+Eric--at Home Family Session | PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/6/melissa-eric--at-home-family-session-photogenie-photography The more I grow as a person, artist, and photographer; I am finding my passion for creating images in a much more personal way. I find that there is so much more beauty to be captured inside my clients homes, where 90% of their memories are made.  They are able to relax and connect with each other in front of my lens much easier in the environment where they feel most comfortable. Especially when there is a newborn, everything they could possibly need is right there.

During a lifestyle session, I like to be super relaxed and let the kids be themselves. After all we are not just creating images; we are creating memories in a very authentic way.

I often think about 20 years from now and how memories will be preserved. Sure it’s awesome to have that family session at the pretty park but how awesome would it be to have an album to open up and relive a day in your life when your children were still babies, or when you were newlyweds and just settling into your first home?

Lifestyle sessions aren’t just for families, they are for anyone that wants to hold onto the memory of now!

I’ve have known Melissa & Eric for about 5 years now and I have had great pleasure of watching them both grow from early on in their relationship, to buying their first home together, to getting engaged and adding Rylie to their sweet family.  

They are both strong and work hard to provide and make the best possible life for their children. Eric & Melissa have watched me grow as a person and photographer as well. I couldn’t be more grateful to be their friend and photographer.  <3
 

To inquire about capturing your memories, contact Jeannie at info@photogeniephotography.com or 816.649.8945
 

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info@photogeniephotography.com (PhotoGenie Photography) Mountain Home family photographer Ozark Lifestyle photographer Springfield Lifestyle photographer docummentary family session docummentary photography lifestyle family session lifestyle photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/6/melissa-eric--at-home-family-session-photogenie-photography Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:30:39 GMT
Melissa+Tyler | Married -- PhotoGenie Photography https://www.photogeniephotography.com/blog/2015/5/melissa-tyler-married-photogenie-photography If you have read my blog before, you know I’m a much better photographer than a writer. I’m going to do my best to tell the story of Melissa & Tyler’s very special day because there are so many fun details that just can’t be fully told with photos.  
 

The getting hair ready part of the day was so much more fun than usual with the box of gifts Tyler had for Melissa that included a personal heartfelt video, his purity ring and his great grandmothers necklace that had been given to her in 1928 for Melissa as ‘something borrowed’.
 

*keep reading, there is more throughout this post :)
 

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To add a personal touch to Melissa’s dress, her belt was made from her mother’s wedding gown. Her sister, Amy also wore the belt on her wedding day. Melissa was so excited for her father to get to see her for the first time. Then is was Tyler's turn to see his beautiful bride.
 

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We had so much fun with their bridal party! They made my job so easy.
 

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I have always heard that rain is good luck on your wedding day. For Melissa & Tyler, it held off just long enough for a perfect ceremony. It started raining again as they were walking to their reception.
 

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Their reception was by far one of my favorites to date. Every part of it was flawless. Melissa's father surprised her for their father/daughter dance by singing and playing guitar for her (pre-recorded with the help of his friend, Brandon playing the organ). He sang 'Melissa' by Allman Brothers. It was beautiful and It was difficult me hold back my own tears.
 

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As the best man was giving his toast and telling stories to embarrass Tyler, he accidently said Melissa's name incorrectly. It wasn't planned but it went perfectly with his speech and got the entire crowd laughing.   4141 4242 4343 4444 4545 4646 4747 4848 4949 5050 5151 5252 5353 5454 5555